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Campus Recreation hosts Battleship: A board game with a splash

When walking past the pool in the Koury Athletic Center, you will usually see people swimming or diving but last Friday was not your typical day as Campus Recreation made a splash by clearing the swimming lanes at Beck Pool and dropping in canoes for an event adapted from a classic board game. The game is called Battleship and the title is ...Full Article

Andy Grammer cancels performance at Elon Homecoming

According to a facebook post from the Elon Student Union Board, Andy Grammer has canceled his performance at this year’s homecoming concert. The homecoming concert will still go on ...Full Article

Local museum brings civil rights back to life

GIBSONVILLE- History came alive this weekend at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, where a new exhibit displays how America’s past civil rights issues resonate in the modern day—and how ...Full Article

Carrboro Music Festival braves the rain

The sound of rain was not the only noise filling the streets of Carrboro, North Carolina on Sunday. The 18th annual Carrboro Music Festival included 13 different venues across ...Full Article

Burlington Carousel Festival has something new on tap

The Burlington Carousel Festival is an annual tradition in the Burlington City Park for the community to come together. The festival featured the usual carnival food, free concerts, and ...Full Article

Benevolence Farm: Re-entry program for incarcerated women

Just 17 miles from Elon exists 13 acres of farmland. But unlike the other 8 million acres of farmland in North Carolina, this plot of land hopes to transform ...Full Article

Andy Grammer to headline 2015 Homecoming Concert

This article has been updated to reflect Elon SUB’s official announcement of the 2015 Homecoming Concert Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer will be a part of Elon’s 2015 Homecoming ...Full Article

App of the week: Duolingo

The language learning tool Duolingo can be used online or on any smartphone or tablet and it’s helping people learn languages all over the world. Learning a new language ...Full Article

“Chandelier” cover brings Elon a capella group into the spotlight

Correction May 30, 2015 10:20 a.m.: It was previously reported that Abby Franklin had spent four years at Elon. She actually transferred to Elon in her sophomore year. “Unreal.” ...Full Article

Tyler Hilton rocks the lawn

Tyler Hilton appeared as the musical guest at the annual Rock the Lawn concert sponsored by the Student Union Board. Former One Tree Hill star, Hilton, played Chris Keller in the popular ...Full Article

Elon student lands role in Carole King musical

While many Elon seniors make plans to move on to pursue graduate school or work in business offices, one Elon student is moving into the spotlight. For Nasia Thomas, a senior ...Full Article

Chicago with a Twist

Senior Ryan Kanfer said he’s enjoyed combining the theater department with the School of Communications for his senior thesis.  As a musical theater major, Kanfer had the idea to challenge ...Full Article

Governor McCrory casts his vote for Elon student

On Monday night, the televisions in North Carolina’s executive mansion tuned in to watch NBC’s The Voice. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released a statement extending his support to The ...Full Article

Elon student releases single on iTunes

While most students are posting their work on Moodle, one Elon sophomore is posting hers on iTunes. Brooke Greenberg, known in the music world as Brooke Alexx, is a girl ...Full Article

Danish pop star hopes to make it in America

I recently returned from a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and was able to sit down with one of the country’s most famous singers. Thousands of teenage girls lined up ...Full Article

Artist Kip Fulbeck on the Power of Identity

Spoken word performer and filmmaker Kip Fulbeck visited Elon Jan. 15 for his event titled “Race, Sex and Tattoos.” Fulbeck is an artist, surfer, lifeguard, activist and father. He’s ...Full Article

Dear Taylor: Elon student’s scrapbook on display in Grammy Museum

By: Ryan Greene “I have loved her for seven years, going on eight. Before she was huge.” First year student McKenzie Floyd has been to dozens of Taylor Swift ...Full Article

Elon organization collaborates with national composer for fall concert

November 2013 was the first time Adam Kehl set foot on Elon’s campus. “I was finishing my doctorate at the University of South Carolina and was looking for a ...Full Article

Acting class puts on original production

A class is creating an original performance, where students are getting more than just a grade. “You will laugh and you will cry,” said sophomore B.A. theater student Courtney ...Full Article

Limelight artist puts final touches on album

Senior Connor Whitaker is putting the final touches on an album nearly two years in the making. Whitaker is part of the Limelight Group, a student-run record label that promotes ...Full Article

Dancing in the black box

This weekend Elon’s Department of Performing Arts held its annual dance concert, consisting of nine original choreographic works done by the students, faculty and guest artists. The event was ...Full Article

Local residents put art work on display in Alamance studio tours

Residents of Alamance County displayed their artistic talents this past weekend in the Alamance studio tours. There were 38 artists of various backgrounds and professions who opened their homes to the ...Full Article

Broadway graduate returns to his roots

A Broadway performer goes back to his roots to where it all began this past week to give music theatre majors the chance to put on a unique type ...Full Article

Elon mother-daughter duo share passion for fashion

Elon students often recognize Judy Tillotson as the employee who greets them in Upstairs McEwen. While Tillotson enjoys her job at Elon, she has a passion for fashion. “I ...Full Article

YouTuber begins journey at Elon

You may say first year student Katy Bellotte has several online friends. She has close to 300 thousand YouTube subscribers. “It’s crazy to think that I’m sitting in my dorm ...Full Article

Elon student transitions from YouTube vlogger to stand-up comedian

Last year, Elon Local News gave you the inside scoop on YouTube vlogger, Powell Mansfield. Now that Mansfield is a senior, we decided to follow up on his future ...Full Article

Former Elon Student Takes Dreams to Big Screen

From the varsity football field to the acting stage, David Rountree has done it all. Rountree attended Elon for his first two years of college, where he played varsity football ...Full Article

Summer success: five apps for interning

  Two words: Summer internship. With July just around the corner, many Elon students especially the upper classmen, are roughly one month into their summer internships. For those looking to bulk up ...Full Article

Dr. Maya Angelou: “A Voice for Justice, Equality and Love”

“Life is a constant choice. Will you choose to reach out or draw in? Will you choose to speak out or shut up?” President Bill Clinton reflected upon Dr. ...Full Article

Elon senior’s next stage

With merely days left until seniors walk across the graduation stage, one senior prepares to take on a different kind of stage. Musical theater major, Patrick Clanton, was the ...Full Article

Vital Signs: The founder’s final concert

As the school year winds down and students prepare for graduation, many students are saying goodbye to their Elon experiences. One of these students is Alexis Stones, who founded ...Full Article

Festivus committee plans to celebrate tenth anniversary of mud party

This Saturday, students have a chance to be a part of an annual event in the Elon community: Festivus. Junior Kyle Lynch is in charge of organizing this year’s ...Full Article

Pride Week wraps up with ‘Dragstravaganza’

Last week, members of the LGBTQIA community celebrated Pride Week at Elon University. Spectrum, Elon’s LGBTQIA awareness organization, had held events all week and this year they ended it ...Full Article

Former modeling troupe member directs on campus fashion show

From the performance modeling on stage to the themed after-party, sophomore Alex Bohannon is determined to make the Black Cultural Society’s fashion show one for the books. Bohannon serves ...Full Article

Elon freshman competes for a spot on ‘The X-Factor’

Many Elon students who have a passion for singing join an a-capella group, but Elon freshman Sophie Pearson decided to take her singing talent off campus. She auditioned for ...Full Article

Day in the Life of a Performing Arts Major

Elon University is known for its exceptional Performing Arts all over the country, but how many actually know what it takes to be one of its dedicated members? Music ...Full Article

Curling’s popularity grows in North Carolina

The Winter Olympics may have wrapped up in Sochi recently, but one of its sports is still going strong in the local area. Curling became a Winter Olympic sport ...Full Article

Cast of ‘1776’ doesn’t let snow hold them back

The snow may have stopped school this past week, but the show went on. The winter term musical, “1776,” opened on Friday night, Feb. 14. The winter term musical, ...Full Article

Vital Signs hosts a cappella benefit concert for Make-A-Wish Foundation

A cappella groups from both Elon and visiting schools rocked Whitley Auditorium Saturday evening, Feb. 15, for a benefit concert to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Vital Signs ...Full Article

‘The Vagina Monologues’ sparks women’s issues discussion

“We’re worried about vaginas.” This flat-out, honest line began “The Vagina Monologues” and laid out what the rest of the show would highlight: that private part below the belt. ...Full Article

Dancers bring Ghana back to Elon at Black History Month performance

Drums echo through Whitley Auditorium as women in yellow and green dresses and men in leopard print loincloths stomp, shout, sing and dance across the stage. Just weeks ago, ...Full Article

‘Much Ado’ about winter term play’s opening night

In the land of Messina, love is not always as it seems. Some fall in love quickly, some manipulate love, and some are shocked to find love at all. ...Full Article

Tapped Out! invites audiences into the world of Fine Arts

While some might view Fine Arts as intimidating, one Winter Term class seeks to put all stereotypes to rest. Tapped Out! taught by Gene Medler, seeks to introduce the ...Full Article

New hookah lounge open its doors in Burlington

A new business is picking up steam just five miles away from Elon. Burlington’s Vapor Lounge, 1311 Plaza Dr., has opened its doors right off exit 145 on I-40. ...Full Article

[email protected] class hosts film screening

This past week, the [email protected] class learned what it takes to put on a film screening from start to finish.  On Jan. 14, the class held their [email protected] film ...Full Article

Burst the Bubble courses liven up winter term

Burst the Bubble courses are fun and enriching classes for students taught by students. This Winter Term opportunity offers many different courses including classes that involve Irish dancing, break ...Full Article

Small town theater puts on big time production

It’s a show that audiences love to see and actors dream of performing. Les Miserables is set to make a come back on Broadway this March, but before that ...Full Article

Winter term time limit challenges, excites ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ cast

Correction: This article previously stated in error that the show opens on Jan. 24 and its first weekend closes on Jan. 28. The show opens Jan. 23 and its first ...Full Article

2013 ELN Top 10

What do you think was the top story of 2013? Below are the top 10 stories of 2013, as voted by the staff of Elon Local News. Think we ...Full Article

This Month in History: Evolution of McEwen building

The Iris Holt McEwen building is home to the School of Communications now, but in 1968, McEwen was home to a different kind of communication. In the mid-1960s, Elon ...Full Article

Wheel of Fortune Auditions Coming to Burlington

Ever want to buy a vowel? Now’s your chance. The Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile is coming to Burlington on Saturday, November 16,  and people will have the opportunity to ...Full Article

‘Twist-or-Treat’ event teaches lessons in and out of class

On Friday a group of Elon students hosted a Halloween-themed Twister tournament called “Twist-or-Treat,” which raised money to benefit the Positive Attitude Youth Center, an organization that gives local ...Full Article

Elon student teaches local youth ways to live a healthy lifestyle

Eating right and exercising regularly are two things that many college students fail to do; however, one Elon student tries to teach healthy habits to young girls. The “Commit ...Full Article

Singing group holds book drive benefit concert

On Saturday, a cappella singing group Twisted Measure presented an Aca-Book Drive, a concert to benefit the Worldwide Book Drive, a philanthropic business that works to distribute books to ...Full Article

Local high-schooler lends talent to ‘spooky’ event

Actors, make up and a crowd are just some of the ingredients for putting on a good show. But this Saturday the performers at an annual production at the ...Full Article

Sporting spooky costumes at “Dark in the Park” carnival

The annual “Dark in the Park” Halloween Carnival took place last Saturday, Oct. 26, at City Park in Burlington, N.C. Event Coordinator Mary Faucette said she was expecting about ...Full Article

Student comedians perform for a cause

Students packed Fat Frogg on Oct. 24 for a night of laughs that benefitted St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Elon’s very own group of stand-up comedians, including Michelle Leibel, Meredith ...Full Article

Ragtime Addresses Social Issues

Elon University’s first musical of the year, Ragtime, packs a strong message for its audience. Although set in 1906, the musical addresses issues still relevant for today, such as race and ...Full Article

State Fair comes to town

Step right up, step right up - to the North Carolina State Fair. The annual event has changed since it first opened in 1853, but the atmosphere hasn’t. Smells ...Full Article

Katy Perry Debuts New Album

There are few things an Elon student loves more than a hit song coming from Katy Perry. With her new album, “Prism”, Elon students now have 15 new hits ...Full Article

Take a Haunted Hayride in Gibsonville

J. Razz and Tazz Farm is a typical farm during the day, but at night, the farm transforms into a haunted forest hayride.  Located in Gibsonville, N.C., owner Trey ...Full Article

One Student’s Journey from the President’s Office to Elon

As a child growing up in Afghanistan, senior Toorialey Fazly always knew that he wanted to eventually study in the United States. When he was in 6th grade, he ...Full Article

The Man Behind “The Children’s Hour” Musical Score

If you attended Elon’s fall play “The Children’s Hour” you may have noticed a buzzing sound at one point. One viewer described it as a loud ringing. Well, you ...Full Article

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Speaks at Today’s Fall Convocation Ceremony

Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, will be speaking at Elon University’s Fall Convocation ceremony this afternoon, to encourage students’ creativity and promote innovation. The convocation ceremony will be held in ...Full Article

Students Perform for Family and Friends at Collage Concert

Each year Elon welcomes many families to campus on family weekend. This year more than 1,000 families registered for the event. Students and their visiting family members/friends attended a variety ...Full Article

Elon’s Fire Girl

Katniss Everdeen is the main character in the upcoming movie, Catching Fire. But Elon has its own Katniss who catches fire herself. Her name is Kasia Luzynski and she a junior on the ...Full Article

Elon student carries on the “Newman Legacy”

For most Elon students, celebrating Elon’s 125 years is just another milestone. But for one student, it’s more. Will Galleher, a senior at Elon, has deep connections to the ...Full Article

Global Lego Exhibit Comes to Graham

When you think of Louisville Sluggers and Mount Rushmore, Graham, N.C. probably doesn’t come to mind. Now they are on display, but in the form of legos. CNN says it’s a must-see ...Full Article

Kenyan Safari Acrobats at Elon

Elon’s Center for the Arts welcomed the Kenyan Safari Acrobats on Sept. 24 to perform their routine of breathtaking stunts, comedy, and audience participation set to the heart-pounding music ...Full Article

Important Tips Every Freshman Should Know

The school year has just begun and every new experience seems exciting and fresh, but living on your own can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few tips ...Full Article

The Children of Ragtime

Elon’s Center for the Arts welcomed a few guests this weekend, as auditions were held for the fall musical Ragtime. Set in the 1920s, Elon’s fall musical follows characters ...Full Article

ELN crew participates in Sports Fest

It’s Elon University’s 125th birthday this year and to celebrate, members of the ELN Morning crew took part in an Elon tradition that began in 1999: Sports Fest. On ...Full Article

Student has special tie to Derby Winner

The Kentucky Derby saw Maryland thoroughbred Orb in its most recent winner’s circle a little more than a week ago. Sophomore Dave Pons has a special tie to the ...Full Article

ELN Year in Review 2013

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Jazzing It Up

For senior Alicia Varcoe graduating means New York City, but she’s not heading to the Big Apple for your average marketing job. She’s going to market herself - as ...Full Article

A Second Chance at the big dance

Loud music could be heard emanating from Harden Clubhouse Saturday night as members of Spectrum set up the building for Second Chance Prom. Streamers, boutonnieres, punch, and other clear signs ...Full Article

Greek Week Dance 2013

Dances are being posted and uploaded throughout the day. Keep checking back our site. Elon University held its annual Greek Week Dance on April 17, 2013. Here are the ...Full Article

Learning the Game

Elon University offers more than 20 club sports, ranging from the equestrian team to ultimate Frisbee. But one sport Elon students might not know much about is women’s rugby. ...Full Article


Play dough, yoga and even a rave. It may seem like just a party, but for some it’s much more. Students chanted “For the Kids!” in honor of Elonthon, ...Full Article

Greek Week Dance Changes

It’s that time of year again. For the past few days, hundreds of Greek affiliated students have been participating in the annual “Greek Week” to show off their chapter ...Full Article

New A Capella Group: Smooth Progressions

Knowing the large amount of musical talent on Elon’s campus, Montez Brown had a goal. Over the course of 29 days, he wanted to prepare his new all-male a ...Full Article

Street Performers

The streets of Asheville are alive with the sound of music. Cellos and guitars could be found on almost every corner of the city. I found street performer David ...Full Article

Offensive Twitter Handle Causes Controversy

Twitter Parody accounts are nothing new. There are hundreds of thousands of them online mimicking people, places and even household objects. There are more than a dozen parody accounts ...Full Article

Adventures in Asheville

While some Elon students just got back from a weekend in Asheville where they rooted on the men and women’s basketball teams, there’s more to Asheville than watching basketball. ...Full Article

Electronics in the Classroom

In the classroom, texting and tweeting isn’t easy but senior Nina Boston says there are tricks to getting away with it. “Texting in the book bag. That’s so obvious, ...Full Article

The Carnival is in Town

The carnival is in town. The Powers Great American Midways opened its season last week at the intersection of North Church Street and Graham-Hopedale Road. The carnival has more ...Full Article

Lending a Paw

About a fifteen minute drive off campus is the Burlington Pet Adoption Center. Open six days out of the week, the center is home to cats and dogs of ...Full Article

Hip Hop Debate

The Morning Show’s “Hip-Hop Debate” had well-informed guests Conor Ambrose (junior), Steve Dicecco (junior), Jonathan Smith (senior), and Jasmine Whaley (senior) weigh in on their favorite music: hip-hop. This ...Full Article

Translating Through Seasons: Fashion Trends

As the winter season is transitioning to spring, so are our wardrobes. Sophomore Alison Ryncarz is the creator a fashion blog called ‘The Flare’. I sat down with her ...Full Article

Interview with Elon Musician: Sean Magee

Check out the full video for Sean Magee’s song “A Little Bit Different”:Full Article

Reeling in the Past

Graham Cinema, located on North Main Street in downtown Graham, was built in 1924. Owner Tim Matthews, known by the community as Tim Bob, bought the theater in 1984, ...Full Article

The Wild Party

Violence, sex and substance abuse took center stage in McCrary Theatre this weekend. The Performing Arts Department just wrapped up its run of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party.” In ...Full Article

New Dating App

It’s being called “a fun way to break the ice,” as well as the modern-day version of the game “hot or not”. With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tinder, a new ...Full Article

College Students Take Their Relationship to the Next Level

Today, several people choose careers and to have life experiences before settling down. As a result, the average age at which a couple gets married is increasing. According to ...Full Article

Greyhound Friends

Families across America are adopting dogs, but the one species that is often overlooked is the greyhound. Many people associate greyhounds with the race track; but they are actually ...Full Article

Airsoft Galore

Elon University technician Wayne Thompson is the co-owner of the new store, Airsoft R Us, a local business that caters to Airsoft players. Thompson was looking for something new ...Full Article

Scarlett Fakhar Senior Tribute

Scarlett Fakhar is graduating early to become a weekend anchor/ reporter in Lubbock, TX. Congratulations Scarlett!Full Article

Elon freshman makes money playing video games

In college, some students struggle to find a job, but one Elon freshman found a way to make money doing what he loves. For freshman Cooper Boyd, that meant ...Full Article

ELN Digital Short: Vote in a Box

This ELN Digital Short will air during our election show on November 6. Vote in a Box is a parody sketch of Saturday Night Live’s “D**K in a Box.” ...Full Article

Zombie Walk Spooks Elon Community

La Cocina and Yo-Zone attract many customers to Burlington’s Holly Hill Mall but this weekend, a different kind of event was luring in a large, diverse group of people. ...Full Article
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